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Are ESAs counted towards pets limits?

The short answer is… no! The long answer is very complicated and requires a lot of explanation. If you want to get an ESA, and if you want to get an ESA Letter for it, then you need to know what a pet limit is. So let's get into it.

So first let me tell you all about pet limits…

These are some legal limits that are set by local or state governments. They define things like how many pets you can have, or how many dogs you can have, or if they can go for indoor outdoor dining. These things might sound silly to you, but it’s really important to define them. So important that they have actual laws for them. For example, in most cities you cannot have more than two or three dogs in a household. But like this does not include puppies. This is because puppies are born in a litter so they can stay together until a certain age. But once they cross the eight weeks mark, they will have to be separated.

Weird Flex but ok!

So now we know that they are actual laws that define how many pets you can have. So do these laws apply to our ESAs? Well, not quite.

Why not?

Well, look at this way. An ESA is not a pet. It may behave like a pet and give you comfort like a pet, but it is not recognised as a pet. What I mean to say is that the law does not recognise it as a pet. When we talk in terms of law, an ESA is an emotional support animal. So, if you have a realesaletterthen this means that this animal has a specific purpose to provide you with emotional support. Since this is not something a pet does, a pet becomes different from an ESA. It’s as simple as that.

How does this change things?

This is where the technical issue comes in. Since an ESA is not a pet, the laws of a pet can not apply to it. So while it is true that you cannot keep more than two or three dogs in your house, it is also true that you cannot keep them in your house as PETS. But you can keep them in your house as ESAs.

Why the difference?

That’s a good question. See the answer is this. If you need an emotional support animal, then this means that you have a medical condition and that you seriously need extra support. The law recognises this and not only does it recognise it, it also grants you the support that you need in a legal manner.

What Does That Mean For Me?

What this means for you is that you can have as many ESAs as you want. Or well, as many as you need. The right to keep an ESA is provided to you by a licenced mental health professional. So if they think you need an ESA, then you will get one. This also means that your landlord cannot throw out your animals due to any property laws. Believe it or not, federal law protects your ESAs. No matter how many of them you have. But all of this can only happen if you have an ESA letter.

How does this work?

This is a letter provided to you by your healthcare professional. It protects your ESA. Each ESA should have a separate letter and all the information about your mental health condition should be mentioned in that letter. The letter will also include information about your animal so that you can tell which letter is for which animal. As long as you have this letter, no one, and I repeat, no one can throw your animals out.

When is this letter needed?

Mostly you will need this letter for housing and for travelling. An ESA letter for housing is different from an ESA letter for travelling. But both of these letters are given to you by your medical professional. So if you have a letter for housing, then your landlord can’t evict your animals, and if you have a little for travelling then you can take your ESA on any airline, and they won’t be able to stop you. Oh, and you don’t have to pay a fee for an ESA onboard. So yeah, these animals definitely have their perks.

Does that mean that you can have unlimited ESAs?

Well, not really. I mentioned above that your medical healthcare professional is responsible for giving you the letter. They are the ones who decide if you need such an animal or not. So if you already have two ESAs and you want more then your therapist will decide whether or not you get another one. If they say no, then there’s nothing you can do about it. So you cannot have unlimited ESAs, but it is true that you can have more than one.

That's all you need to know for now.

And if you are in need of one of those letters, then let me give you an easy solution. You just need to get in touch with a legit website online and you will get your letter. Yes it is as simple as that. Find a website and fill a simple form to get in touch with a licensed mental healthcare professional. Once this professional evaluates you, you will get your letter. Simple. At realesaletter.com, we understand the importance of emotional support animals (ESAs) and the comfort they provide to their owners. We know that living with an ESA can improve your mental and emotional wellbeing, which is why we're dedicated to helping you obtain the necessary documentation for your ESA.

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